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Nominations open for 2018 Comcare WHS Awards

Media release

 - 21 Mar 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.

The biennial Awards recognise excellence and showcase achievements and leadership in workplace health and safety, recovery at and return to work.

The 2018 categories support the theme for the Comcare National Conference, Fit for the Future: Collaborate | Innovate | Achieve, reflected in the updated assessment criteria.

Comcare Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Taylor said it was important to recognise organisations and individuals who go above and beyond to minimise harm and return employees to good work and good health.

“These awards showcase leadership and innovation that has delivered outstanding results in safety and rehabilitation,” Ms Taylor said.

“Comcare is a diverse scheme with a variety of occupation and risk profiles. The awards are an opportunity to share different approaches that are making workplaces safer and healthier.”

2018 Award categories:

Prevention

Ensuring workplaces provide a healthy and safe environment for employees by addressing the physical and/or psychosocial risk factors to prevent incidents from occurring.

Early Intervention

Proactively supporting employees to manage and prevent further harm following an incident.

Recovery at and Return to Work

Excellence in recovery at and return to work programs/systems for ill or injured employees.

Individual Contribution

Making an exceptional difference to a workplace.

Nominations close on Friday 4 May 2018 and should reflect activities above and beyond best practice, highlighting success in collaboration, innovation and achievement.

The awards will be presented at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 18 September during the Comcare National Conference.

More information on the awards is available through the Conference website.

Media Contact:
media@comcare.gov.au
0478 305 675

Page last updated: 22 Mar 2018